The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 237 274 248
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 185 146 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 8.46% 6.72% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 99 127
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £286 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -29.83%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2188 2172 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.86% 8.71% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1335 1137
Average daily rate £390 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 138 153
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £30.25 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the London region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +31 52 £425 +6.25% 19
Croydon -14 3 £400 -11.11% 1
Hayes - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £300 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 290 (88.69%) VMware
2 260 (79.51%) Windows
3 202 (61.77%) Active Directory
4 187 (57.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 143 (43.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 120 (36.70%) Microsoft
7 119 (36.39%) Citrix
8 102 (31.19%) HP
9 101 (30.89%) SAN
10 96 (29.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 89 (27.22%) PowerShell
12 82 (25.08%) DNS
13 81 (24.77%) SQL Server
14 74 (22.63%) Cisco
15 71 (21.71%) SCCM
16 70 (21.41%) XenApp
17 69 (21.10%) Linux
18 66 (20.18%) Firewall
19 62 (18.96%) SQL
20 61 (18.65%) MS Exchange
21 60 (18.35%) IIS
22 59 (18.04%) ITIL
23 57 (17.43%) Finance
24 55 (16.82%) IBM
25 50 (15.29%) vCloud
26 49 (14.98%) Migration
27 48 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
28 47 (14.37%) VMware ESX
29 46 (14.07%) VPN
30 44 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 61 (18.65%) MS Exchange
2 60 (18.35%) IIS
3 42 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (11.93%) SharePoint
5 19 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (4.89%) Apache
8 14 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (3.67%) OpenStack
10 11 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (2.75%) Lync
12 8 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.83%) Tomcat
14 5 (1.53%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.92%) JBoss
16 2 (0.61%) Confluence
16 2 (0.61%) Node.js
17 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.20%) MS Office
3 9 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.34%) Office 365
2 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.06%) IaaS
4 7 (2.14%) PaaS
5 5 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.61%) SaaS
6 2 (0.61%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.61%) GitHub
6 2 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 101 (30.89%) SAN
2 82 (25.08%) DNS
3 66 (20.18%) Firewall
4 46 (14.07%) VPN
5 39 (11.93%) TCP/IP
6 38 (11.62%) VLAN
7 33 (10.09%) NetScaler
8 31 (9.48%) DHCP
9 30 (9.17%) WAN
10 26 (7.95%) Internet
11 21 (6.42%) LAN
11 21 (6.42%) NAS
12 19 (5.81%) Network Security
13 17 (5.20%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (4.89%) SNMP
14 16 (4.89%) MPLS
15 15 (4.59%) VoIP
15 15 (4.59%) iSCSI
15 15 (4.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (4.59%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.67%) DB2
4 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.53%) MySQL
5 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.92%) Big Data
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.61%) Redis
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (3.67%) MSI
2 9 (2.75%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.53%) Subversion
4 4 (1.22%) Hudson
4 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.61%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
General
1 57 (17.43%) Finance
2 22 (6.73%) Law
2 22 (6.73%) Banking
3 13 (3.98%) Retail
3 13 (3.98%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.67%) Legal
5 11 (3.36%) Advertising
6 9 (2.75%) Marketing
7 8 (2.45%) Publishing
8 6 (1.83%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 51 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (10.70%) Administrator
3 33 (10.09%) Architect
4 30 (9.17%) Consultant
5 25 (7.65%) Wintel Engineer
6 24 (7.34%) Analyst
7 22 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (5.50%) Server Engineer
9 17 (5.20%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (4.89%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.59%) VMware Consultant
11 15 (4.59%) Server Administrator
12 12 (3.67%) Windows Administrator
12 12 (3.67%) Wintel Administrator
12 12 (3.67%) Wintel Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.75%) Network Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) Storage Administrator
14 9 (2.75%) Data Centre Engineer
14 9 (2.75%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.36%) Regular Expression
2 9 (2.75%) Application Packaging
2 9 (2.75%) .NET
3 6 (1.83%) Web Services
4 4 (1.22%) Middleware
5 3 (0.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.61%) COM
6 2 (0.61%) SOAP
6 2 (0.61%) RESTful
6 2 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.61%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.31%) J2EE
7 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.31%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.40%) Clustering
2 33 (10.09%) Replication
3 14 (4.28%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.98%) Hedge funds
5 12 (3.67%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.45%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (1.83%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.53%) Celerra
8 5 (1.53%) Open Source
9 4 (1.22%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.22%) CESG
9 4 (1.22%) PKI
10 3 (0.92%) AS400
10 3 (0.92%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.61%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 260 (79.51%) Windows
2 143 (43.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (29.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 69 (21.10%) Linux
5 48 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (8.87%) UNIX
7 26 (7.95%) Windows 7
8 17 (5.20%) AIX
8 17 (5.20%) SUSE
9 16 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 11 (3.36%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (2.45%) CentOS
13 4 (1.22%) SELinux
14 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.61%) VMS
15 2 (0.61%) Solaris
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.04%) ITIL
2 49 (14.98%) Migration
3 29 (8.87%) Load Balancing
4 28 (8.56%) DevOps
4 28 (8.56%) Change Management
5 24 (7.34%) Service Management
6 23 (7.03%) Configuration Management
7 19 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (3.67%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (3.67%) ITSM
11 11 (3.36%) Line Management
12 10 (3.06%) Data Protection
12 10 (3.06%) Service Delivery
13 9 (2.75%) Project Management
14 8 (2.45%) Validation
14 8 (2.45%) TOGAF
14 8 (2.45%) Problem Management
14 8 (2.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 89 (27.22%) PowerShell
2 62 (18.96%) SQL
3 30 (9.17%) VB
4 18 (5.50%) VBScript
5 13 (3.98%) Perl
6 11 (3.36%) Python
6 11 (3.36%) Ruby
7 10 (3.06%) VBA
8 8 (2.45%) Java
9 7 (2.14%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.83%) PHP
11 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.61%) Haskell
12 2 (0.61%) Erlang
12 2 (0.61%) Clojure
12 2 (0.61%) Golang
12 2 (0.61%) C
13 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (12.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 28 (8.56%) MCSE
4 19 (5.81%) Security Cleared
5 16 (4.89%) SC Cleared
6 14 (4.28%) VCAP
6 14 (4.28%) VCDX
6 14 (4.28%) CCNA
6 14 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.36%) MCITP
8 9 (2.75%) MCP
9 7 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.14%) Degree
10 5 (1.53%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.53%) MCSA
11 4 (1.22%) CCEA
12 2 (0.61%) CCA
12 2 (0.61%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.61%) MCTS
12 2 (0.61%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.67%) SLA
2 5 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.92%) QA
4 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 202 (61.77%) Active Directory
2 187 (57.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (21.41%) XenApp
4 50 (15.29%) vCloud
5 47 (14.37%) VMware ESX
6 37 (11.31%) XenDesktop
7 29 (8.87%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (8.56%) Hyper-V
9 16 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (4.59%) NFS
11 12 (3.67%) XenServer
12 11 (3.36%) Firmware
12 11 (3.36%) FreeRADIUS
13 9 (2.75%) VMware Server
14 8 (2.45%) Terminal Services
15 7 (2.14%) UAG
16 3 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 2 (0.61%) Xen
17 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
17 2 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 71 (21.71%) SCCM
2 32 (9.79%) SCOM
3 19 (5.81%) Puppet
4 14 (4.28%) HP SIM
4 14 (4.28%) Tivoli
5 12 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (3.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (3.36%) Nagios
7 10 (3.06%) EMC NetWorker
8 9 (2.75%) Backup Exec
8 9 (2.75%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (2.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 7 (2.14%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.14%) Control-M
10 6 (1.83%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (1.22%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 290 (88.69%) VMware
2 120 (36.70%) Microsoft
3 119 (36.39%) Citrix
4 102 (31.19%) HP
5 74 (22.63%) Cisco
6 55 (16.82%) IBM
7 43 (13.15%) NetApp
8 42 (12.84%) F5
9 39 (11.93%) EMC
10 24 (7.34%) CheckPoint
11 21 (6.42%) Juniper
11 21 (6.42%) Dell
12 20 (6.12%) Websense
13 19 (5.81%) Oracle
14 18 (5.50%) Red Hat
15 17 (5.20%) Sophos
15 17 (5.20%) BMC
16 15 (4.59%) 3PAR
17 14 (4.28%) Symantec
18 9 (2.75%) CommVault
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago